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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Administrator's Companion, 2nd Edition by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 36. Disaster Planning

Smart bicycle riders wear helmets even though they ride carefully and certainly don’t plan a headfirst landing. Schools and businesses have fire drills even though the vast majority of buildings never burn down. Similarly, system administrators sincerely hope they will never need their verified backups and Automated System Recovery disks. Nevertheless, we keep them because there are only two types of networks: those that have experienced disaster and those that haven’t. Yet.

Disaster can take many forms, from the self-inflicted pain of a user or administrator doing something really, really unwise to the uncontrollable, unpreventable results of a natural disaster such ...

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